Admittedly, I didn’t really start getting into avocado toast until about over a year ago when I had it at Function Coffee Labs. I’ve had it before then, but there wasn’t enough flavor in it for me. The avocado mash was either too bland or the bread was too hard, making for an experience that didn’t seem comparable to what others had been raving to me about. Once I had good avocado toast, I understood the hype about it.
When seasoned well to taste and paired with delicious toppings, it really does taste amazing, but I’ve never tried to make my own at home…until recently that is.
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I purchased baby avocados because I was looking to bring in more healthy fats into my diet. However, I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to pair them with since at the time, we didn’t have bread slices to make toast, I didn’t have pickled onions like in the Function Lab version, but I didn’t want them to go bad. So, I grabbed some feta cheese, wheat tortillas I had in the fridge, some seasonings, including gochugaru (고추가루).
For those of you who don’t know what gochugaru is, it’s a Korean chili pepper flake that is often used in some stews such as budae jjigae and when making kimchi from scratch. It’s something that since marrying my husband, I try to keep in the house for those nights when we want to make a Korean dish or add a little something extra to a pasta dish. It’s a bit spicy, depending on what your spice tolerance is, but it adds a really nice flavor.
When I finally took the first night, I really, really enjoyed it. It’s flavorful and with the feta cheese, it really adds a nice, tangy flavor to it with just a little kick with the addition of the chili pepper. Here’s how I made it!
Avocado & Feta Wrap
- One avocado
- Gochugaru (less than ½ teaspoon. You don’t need much!)
- Lemon Pepper (about 1 tsp)
- Garlic Powder (about 1 ½ tsp)
- Curry Powder (about 1 tsp)
- Feta Cheese
- Tortilla Wrap (I used wheat)
*I recommend seasoning to taste though since I like mine with a little kick*
- After you slice your avocado and scoop it out, mash your avocado so it’s spreadable.
- If your avocado is not quite ripe yet, you can also dice your avocado in a bowl so that they’re small pieces. I’ve had it this way and it’s just as delicious!
- Mix garlic powder, curry powder, lemon pepper, and gochugaru into the bowl with the avocado. Mix well.
- Place tortilla wrap on a greased non-stick pan and let it get just a little toasted on one side. While it’s doing so, sprinkle your feta cheese onto one side of your tortilla. You shouldn’t need to toast it for too long.
- Add mashed avocado on top. If using a large avocado, you can place it into one or prepare two tortilla wraps by completing the above step for another tortilla and placing this one into a separate plate.
- Fold one side of the tortilla on top of the other side.
- Remove and enjoy!
This has truly been one of my favorite things to eat, lately and it’s so filling and delicious! The lemon pepper, curry and garlic powder add a nice flavor to it while the gochugaru gives it a bit of spice like how I like it.
If you happen to make it, we’d love to know what you think!
What’s your favorite way to enjoy avocados?